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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship candidates

Posted  June 28, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible Airmen interested in unique scholarships and fellowships must submit completed, endorsed applications by July 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Opportunities offered annually include the Olmsted Scholar Program, the White House Fellowship Program, the Mansfield Fellowship Exchange Program and the Information Assurance Scholarship Program, each of which has…

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Fanning becomes acting Air Force secretary

Posted  June 28, 2013

Under Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning became the acting secretary of the Air Force June 21, succeeding Michael Donley, who departed the position after more than five years.

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Protect your children from UV rays

Posted  June 28, 2013

The desert sun can be dangerous to anyone within its reach, but children’s skin is more vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays than the average adult.

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Community Happenings – June 28, 2012

Posted  June 28, 2013

57th Maintenance Group Change of Command: The 57th MXG change of command ceremony will be July 2, at 8 a.m. in the Flanker Hangar, Bldg. 244. 57th Operations Group Change of Command: The 57th OG change of command ceremony will be July 3, at 9 a.m. in the Flanker Hangar, Bldg. 244. Freedom Fest 2013: Freedom Fest is July 3, at…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 28, 2013

Q. My daughter is 20 years old and no longer attends college. Does she lose her TRICARE eligibility since she is no longer a full-time student? A. No. Although your daughter is no longer attending school, she continues to be TRICARE eligible until her 21st birthday. In addition, after her 21st birthday, she may be…

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Nellis Airmen answer call for help

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, prepares to land after conducting a search and rescue mission in California June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 66th RQS conducted a successful real-world mission, finding and rescuing a lost hiker in the…

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Filling squares

Posted  June 21, 2013

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through…

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Nellis celebrates life of one of its best

Posted  June 21, 2013

Courtesy photo Capt. Bill Sparks and his Electronic Warfare Officer Maj. Carlo Lombardo, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, pose with their F-105 Thunderchief during a deployment to Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam War in support of Operation Rolling Thunder in 1967. Sparks and Lombardo carried out the “Wild Weasel” mission, attracting North…

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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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Combating stress

Posted  June 21, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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